Editor's note: I originally wrote this story in Fall 2018 while writing for the student newspaper at Lamar University. The story ended up not making it to print, as sometimes happens to every journalist's favorite stories, so I am posting it here instead. Hanan Hamvan has worked at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont for … Continue reading Palestinian oncology nurse at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth weathers many Southeast Texas storms
It started with a tickle in my throat 12 days ago. I felt it when I woke up that morning, but I thought it was the arid climate in Colorado making my throat dry and I drank some water. I was on vacation, a two-week roadtrip my best friend and I planned for months to … Continue reading So I might have COVID-19.
As a journalist, I get kind of annoyed at people who leave comments on news articles posted to social media like: "I have a police scanner and you wouldn't believe all the things that the news doesn't report." ) We can't just report whatever we hear on the police scanners. It's still happening in … Continue reading Here’s what it’s like to be a journalist in a small town. We don’t have time to create conspiracies.
So a couple of friends have messaged me asking how I’m doing with the weather and I honestly wasn’t worried about this storm at first (we get little tropical rain systems all the time around here and it’s usually no big deal). But tonight I’m starting to be low-key concerned, so I thought I'd give … Continue reading What’s happening with Tropical Storm Imelda
Editor's note: I originally wrote this Q&A for the newspaper where I worked right after college. This column never made it into print, but I loved the interview so much that I'm posting it here, thanks to a suggestion from one of my journalism professors. Julia Kitchen has been reading local news since she was … Continue reading Homeschool graduate explains her childhood fascination with investigative journalism